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Lincoln: Man charged in rolling pin assault

A 52-year-old Lincoln resident is in jail and his 49-year-old live-in companion in the hospital after an altercation at their 3814 Clockville Road residence this morning.

Police say Robert F. Doran beat Cheryl L. Dunn in the head and upper body with a wooden rolling pin, causing her to sustain multiple fractures and lacerations, including a fractured skull and arm fractures.

Dunn is listed in serious but stable condition in the emergency room at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Sheriff Ronald I. Cary said deputies responded to 3814 Clockville Road in the town of Lincoln at about 8:25 a.m. on March 18. He said the Madison County 9-1-1 Center received at least two calls for help at the residence, one from Doran, who requested an ambulance, and the second from a neighbor who reported hearing a woman screaming. Upon arrival Deputies found Dunn in the residence with apparent serious injuries. Dunn was taken into custody without incident.

Dunn was treated at the scene by members of the Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department and the Greater Lenox Ambulance Service before being transported to Upstate

Doran was charged with second-degree assault (assault with the intent to cause physical injury with a weapon), a class D felony and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Lincoln Town Court and remanded to Madison County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Doran is scheduled to return to Lincoln Town Court April 3.

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